Zoo EventsEvents from a Planner’s Perspective

January 15, 2019 - A zoo wouldn’t be a zoo without its animals and plants, but the Virginia Zoo also offers plenty of other things to see and do, including year-round events to fill every niche. The Zoo’s Events Department helps plan everything from … More »

AnimealsYou Had Me at Jello

January 10, 2019 - Are you someone who absolutely hates being watched while you’re eating? Well, we present to you Abe. Abe is the Zoo’s more than 27-year-old Bald eagle, who arrived at the Zoo in 1992 after being rehabilitated for a broken wing … More »

Tales of the Tails Animal StoriesEarning Their Stripes

January 7, 2019 - The year is now 2019, and the Virginia Zoo is excited to continue to offer its popular blog series Tales of the Tails, which is a monthly blog featuring a species of animal and the individuals representing that species who … More »

Zoo TechnologyThe Zoo App Turns Two!

January 4, 2019 - The Virginia Zoo is celebrating the two-year anniversary of its mobile app with a new milestone and new features to offer guests who use the app on and off Zoo grounds. In celebration of the app’s anniversary, the Zoo is … More »

Baby NewsChristmas Brings Two Bongo Babies

January 2, 2019 - While most were enjoying their new Christmas toys, two Eastern bongos at the Virginia Zoo were in labor. 12.5-year-old bongo, Juni, gave birth to a male calf on December 26. The calf, who Keepers have named Johnny, weighs 44 pounds … More »

Zoo StatuesThe Art of the Zoo

December 27, 2018 - If you’re an avid Zoo fan, then you know that the Zoo is home to hundreds of animals and nestled on 53 beautifully landscaped acres. A typical Zoo visitor spends their time admiring the grounds, checking out exhibits and spotting … More »

AnimealsSeason’s Feedings

December 21, 2018 - The year is coming to an end, but not before the Zoo celebrates the holidays with a special Animeals for the bongo! Bongo are a species of forest antelope who primarily eat leaves, bushes, vines, bark, grasses, herbs and roots, and … More »

Tales of the TailsMonkey Business

December 14, 2018 - When you visit the Virginia Zoo’s newest exhibit, the World of Reptiles and Friends, what types of animals do you expect to see? Your first thought is probably reptiles like snakes, tortoises and crocodiles. But do you expect to see … More »